HOSPITALITY TRENDS: DESIGN MEETS HEALTH & WELLNESS
Health and wellness as part of daily life seems to be a growing trend. But, perhaps it’s much more than that. The conditions of our environment play a big role in our physical and mental wellness, for healthier and happier lives. While it may be fairly easy to create a desired environment in our own homes, this may not be as easy in public spaces.
For hotels and resorts, recognizing the need for health and wellness during travel can help to create an improved guest experience. With the stress that comes with travel – whether work or leisure – an innovative hotel that pays attention to health and wellness could keep guests coming back again and again.
PRO-HEALTH HOTEL FACILITIES
It’s easy for hotels to fall into the rut of ‘standard designs,’ which may not offer much value for their guests. However, recent hotels are beginning to feature more out-of-the-box pro-health facilities. A gym, spa, or swimming pool are the most common hotel facilities in relation to health and wellness. But it doesn’t need to just stop there.
New innovations and ideas are helping to make hotels and resorts more catered to individual needs. One notable increase is in the hotels and resorts that provide space and facilities for yoga. Others also include things like kickboxing, pilates, or meditation.
HEALTHY FOOD AND DRINKS
Creating a health-focused hotel or resort is not limited to what facilities or amenities you may offer. Another way to promote healthy living is through readily available healthy food. Many hotels are beginning to offer a variety of healthy foods, including fresh fruits and vegetables, organic ingredients, vegan and other healthy dishes.
HEALTH AND DESIGN
Certain types of design elements have been shown to reduce stress and increase overall well-being. Incorporating these into your hotel or resort may help to improve guest experience during their stay. One such design element is natural light, such as large windows or skylights. Another is spaces that build social interaction between guests. One more aspect of design that can reduce stress is a connection with nature. This can be created by incorporating things like gardens, courtyards, and natural materials.
These are just a few ideas of how hotels and resorts can play a meaningful role in enhancing guest experience during their travels. What other things do you think hotels can do to improve health and wellness? To find out more how our custom furniture can help you meet the hotel guests’ needs, drop us a message or take a look at our portfolios and signature collections.
13 September 2018